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  • Quantum Computing Software Development Kick-Off: When?

    The world is on the verge of introducing a quantum computer - a powerful computer that can perform complex tasks simultaneously within seconds. It is given great credit and there are plenty of industry applications of quantum computers that might change everything beyond recognition. Today’s research results and quantum computers are promising. Startups receive huge fundings and advance in their quantum computing capabilities. However, there are questions surrounding this leveraging technology. When are we going to see its kick-off? So, to understand the time frames, let's draw a line on what we know about quantum computers so far! What is a Quantum Computer vs a Classical Computer? According to NewScientist, a quantum computer is a machine that uses quantum physics theories to store data and perform various computations. Quantum computers can outperform even today's best supercomputers. They win against classical computers when there is a need to process a large number of possible combinations. These computers carry out the task simultaneously alongside finding prime factors of a very large number or the best route between two places. Classical computers encode information in binary “bits” that are either 0s or 1s. That’s why we call these computers binary. A quantum computer’s basic memory unit is a qubit also known as a quantum bit. Physical systems that include electrons and photons create qubits. These qubits can be 0s and 1s at the same time and in many combinations. When qubits remain in many arrangements at once they form a quantum superposition. Also, when they inextricably link together but represent different things simultaneously, qubits form quantum entanglement. If qubits are scattered, this process is called quantum decoherence. Being so powerful, why aren’t there any quantum computers available for users? Mainly, because they are still new and “experimental”, residing in a lab environment. Quantum computers react sensitively towards heat, electromagnetic fields, and collisions with air molecules, which can cause qubits to lose their quantum properties and give out wrong results. In other words, qubits fail to work appropriately outside their specifically created environment. There is a belief that classical computers can outperform quantum ones in specific tasks. However, the future looks rather like a combination of both computers. Quantum Computer Market Outlook Quantum technologies will be on top in a few years as today they are one of the leveraging technologies to come. It is projected that by 2040 the market revenue will amount to $93 billion. What can quantum technologies offer? So far, there are three major quantum use cases. These are: Imagine implementing quantum into our daily lives and what will it bring afterward! We could benefit from quick solutions to complex matters within seconds and achieve unheard success. Instead of imagining and talking about theoretical outputs, the world wants to see quantum computers soon and does everything possible to make them a reality. That’s why industries working with large volumes of data make attempts to engage in quantum technologies. About 40% of organizations in the telecommunications, aerospace, automotive, life sciences, energy and chemicals, and banking industries look forward to quantum computer launch onto the market. Moreover, in 2022, most scientists and technicians from the scientific and technical services industry have researched quantum computing possibilities to enhance their performance and business results. Transportation and mobility industry representatives were surveyed and solving machine learning and data analytics problems were the most desired applications for quantum computing. Quantum computers would be able to do calculations that we can't currently do and others that would take many months or years. The potential of doing those in days would just transform our design systems and lead to even better engines. - Prof Leigh Lapworth, quantum computing development lead at Rolls-Royce Benefits of Quantum Computers for Businesses Industries There are numerous benefits quantum computers can offer to industries. The detailed applications are offered in the table below. With such a quantity of industry applications, quantum computers bring business operations to a new level of efficiency with effective at-key solutions. For instance, you will obtain: Increased speed Improved efficiency Enhanced security New opportunities Real-time simulation Quantum Fundings and Adoption Market giants like Amazon, IBM, Google, and Microsoft have set their focus on quantum computing as it might solve their most complex business problems as well. Also, quantum computing is the perfect technology trend to invest in. In 2019, IBM’s startup presented its first commercial quantum computer. It is the IBM Q System One that sides outside of the laboratory environment. Among countries, that would like to fund quantum computing research and development, there’s China. The country has invested $15.3 billion, which is eight times bigger than the United States and more than double what the EU planned to invest. What concerns quantum adoption, China and Netherlands are the leading countries here. More than 40% of the responders in both countries are either starting to work on or plan to work with quantum computers. 65% of International Data Corporation (IDC) survey respondents would like to use quantum computing via the cloud. Quantum Computing Startups Today, there’s a large quantum startup ecosystem that is booming. In 2021, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom had the largest number of quantum computing startups. At least 40% of these startups are heavily involved in quantum computer research and experiments. However, not only startups work on innovations in quantum computing. There are also 33% of universities involved. Universities bring a good share of research that gives the best insights about quantum computer technologies born in laboratories. Among the startups, you can find both new and top performers on the market: Programming Languages for a Quantum Computer The programs designed specifically for quantum computers should adhere to mathematics and quantum mechanics principles. With the demand for a scientific approach, quantum computers utilize corresponding programming languages. The latter are categorized by how they evaluate and qualify quantum algorithms. Also, by their specific execution, and examination of the fundamentals of a quantum system. According to Quantum Insider, the top 5 programming languages to consider today are: Python - Actual Quantum Programming Language Qiskit - Open-source Programming Tool from IBM Ocean™ - Quantum Computing Programming Suite from D-Wave Systems Q# - Quantum Computing Programming Algorithm from Microsoft Cirq - AI Programming Language from Google These programming languages function at the level of a gate or a building block. If there is a need for a building block and it is not yet implemented, a specification of the exact sequence of interconnections between qubits and quantum gates should be done. This process reminds of a digital circuit with AND, OR, and NOT logical gates. It works perfectly for dozens of logical gates, but in the process of scaling to thousands or millions of gates, it is practically impossible. Implementing business logic and object abstraction for any application or industry can be easily done using the OOP capabilities of the respective languages. For instance, Python is the easiest and most well-known approach in the case of quantum computing. It can be used as a wrapper around quantum languages that are more low-level. Using conventional relation and non-relational databases should be implemented in Python and also using popular ORM technologies such as SQLAlchemy. Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) Being fast in calculations and using quantum physics phenomena, it becomes easy for quantum algorithms to break the security of sensitive data and communications. However, this is considered a fraud and can compromise the positive impact of any quantum breakthrough. Therefore, there are cryptographic algorithms that resist quantum computer attacks. This notion is called post-quantum cryptography. With quantum computer advancements, there’s been more and more PQC research with a set goal to develop strong cryptographic algorithms that can secure against attacks of classical and quantum computers. These algorithms are powered by mathematical problems that are hard to solve by quantum computers. For example, lattice-based cryptography, code-based cryptography, hash-based cryptography, and multivariate cryptography. With the ongoing research in quantum computing, it is expected that most of the post-quantum cryptography algorithms are going to be broken soon. This kind of threat to security and communications is too dangerous. Therefore, PQC is being studied by academic researchers, government agencies, and industry stakeholders to ensure that secure and effective cryptographic algorithms are available for use in the post-quantum era. Our Quantum Computer Experience Sencury waits for quantum computers to enter the software development market. In addition, we are more than ready to work with quantum computing cloud possibilities that already exist. We can provide solutions for different industries. Sencury’s team are experts both in technical aspects and science. So, we have both the knowledge and the potential to offer real positive change. Among the offered services, our clients can benefit from consulting on the possibilities of quantum computers, where our expert helps to understand what can and cannot be done on a quantum computer preparing functional and non-functional requirements specifications for a concrete quantum solution integrating quantum and non-quantum software layers properly designing a solution architecture using a quantum paradigm To implement all of these solutions we use the quantum programming languages mentioned above. Become our business partner and discover the power of quantum computing!

  • Top Information Technology Trends 2023

    A new business year always starts with setting up the corporate roadmap. To plan your corporate budget and be competitive in the market, businesses need to foresee what technologies will be trendy. Correct investments into technology trends lead to progress and augmentation. Tech sector monitoring still is a powerful choice for business growth. Let’s have a more detailed outlook with Sencury. Further Digitalization Many industries became digital and automated their processes years ago. However, some businesses are only initiating automation and the relevant changes now. And the others have only made plans to do so. This year, to achieve a highly efficient system, it is required to incorporate different technologies, platforms, and tools together. The most popular merging includes natural language processing (NLP), Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), Robotic process automation (RPA), etc. The system of a kind would be accurate, require less time, and be without manual or human work. Thus, it is extremely time-saving and cost-effective. This tendency will work for different organizations further. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Generative AI is going to be the most expected technology to develop and enhance. What today’s AI does to businesses is actually a productivity revolution. It automates operations and transforms industries. Tasks that humans initially carried out manually can be automated, and advanced. To achieve automation, organizations need to focus on Chatbots. A unique AI-driven chatbot can answer customer inquiries, reduce response time and add significantly to the best user experience. For example, the newest chatbot is ChatGPT. Read all about it in our recent article “What does ChatGPT mean for your business?” Personalization. We have all seen what personalized recommendations look like. AI-powered training models are already able to analyze human behavior to give out the best options possible. But, in 2023, these models will analyze, recommend personalized content, suggest products, and target marketing campaigns even better. Inventory management. To reduce waste, it is possible to use AI in sales trends and inventory analysis. This will also optimize stock levels. Predicting sales. Forecasts made from older samples of sales data might accurately predict future sales. Here, businesses only win as they will make informed production and decide on the actual inventory levels. Smart Devices With the help of AI, smart robotic sensors, and IoT the current and the following years might be quite successful in expanding the number of existing smart devices and their capabilities. However, today’s realities have shifted their focus towards energy management, environmental monitoring, and security. Therefore, there will be a great need in: Smart thermostats that can track energy consumption and regulate temperatures. The aim of these smart devices will be to reduce energy wastage and related costs. Smart sensors that can monitor environmental changes and send alerts to prevent product damage. The aim of such tracking will allow us to reduce unexpected spending in a hazardous situation and provide appropriate product storage conditions. Smart locks/cameras, that will provide the best security for a building, people, or single objects. These secure sensor appliances aim to reduce or prevent criminal activity. Besides the smart devices mentioned, there also will be a demand for health monitoring appliances. Taking care of your health never gets old. These appliances will always be trendy as many people raise their health status awareness and monitor their health conditions in real-time. Datafication Each year humanity produces volumes of data. Statista projects that there will be more than 180 zettabytes of data produced by 2025. Only analytics software can read the data we get from all the possible devices and sources. For example, its competency includes handling a wide range of structured, unstructured, semi-structured, and even multimedia data. Analytics software has already advanced its capabilities based on user needs and produced real-time insights. However, the scale and complexity of data are always a challenge to deal with. That’s why software development providers have to be open to building newer business intelligence (BI) solutions that can outdo complex analysis tasks at any scale. Also, organizations are inclined to employ predictive business analytics to deal with obtained data. Being able to process and analyze large scopes of data allows for predicting future trends. These predictions are real-time and form a single source of truth. With the help of analytics, it is possible to figure out your future business potential. Predictions are also game-changing in the financial services industry, where it is necessary to understand future trends, stock movement, and fraud prevention. Moreover, predictive analytics helps prevent cyber-attacks, schedule preventive maintenance, make logistics optimizations, ship and recommend products, and provide customer lifecycle management and digital marketing campaigns. Cyber Security Recently, strengthening business continuity has become a top priority for organizations. To achieve their best in providing uninterrupted process workflows, businesses figure out how to initiate internal digital immune systems. These systems include people, processes, and technologies working side-by-side. There’s a need for unique security software that will protect organizations against continuous malware threats in real-time better. Its main functionality will allow the identification, analysis, and investigation of vulnerabilities as well as recommendations of further fixes to prevent damage. Edge Computing This year, Edge Computing had several trends to observe. Its growing demand is mainly driven by the increasing number of IoT devices, the growth of 5G networks, and the need for real-time data processing. What’s more, the advancements in 5G have triggered the need to deploy edge computing solutions in new applications. The global edge computing market is expected to grow. ReportLinker forecasts its growth of up to $132 million by 2028. So, what’s going to be the top trend in edge computing? 5G Many edge computing apps require ultra-low latency, which will be possible with 5G networks. These great improvements in networking speed will allow distant sensors to give instant updates about the connected devices. Also, the increase in real-time processing will require building new equipment to match the enhanced capabilities. Kubernetes Containers and Kubernetes are ideal for edge, especially in terms of hyperscaling. Container storage provides core services, persistent storage, high availability, durability, and effortless migration between the cloud and edge. So, if you are apt for scaling, consider turning to containers. IoT Also, we should track the rise in IoT devices. Genuinely, these devices will generate massive amounts of data. With the help of edge computing, this data will be processed at the source without being sent to a centralized data center. This will result in a reduction in latency and an increase in the speed of data processing. It will be extremely efficient, with better real-time insights and accurate decision-making. Our Company and Technology Trends Sencury is an international software development and business consulting provider. We always monitor new market trends to ensure that our market knowledge meets customer expectations. Our main services include technology consulting, software development, DevOps, data engineering, project management, L2/L3 support, etc. If you are looking forward to growing your business, automating your corporate processes, securing critical internal software, or in need of a team to carry out your project - contact us! Let’s talk!

  • DevOps and Agile Culture

    Every software development project should have a structured approach to it. The structure of work that the organization uses is called a methodology. A perfectly implemented methodology can accelerate the workflow in your organization and enhance team collaboration. What’s more, each methodology reveals the potential of the team on a project in its own way. Therefore, let’s discuss some of the most used software development approaches - DevOps and Agile. The fact is that we should not compare them, as they are not mutually exclusive. So, we would like to show you how to make use of both within your organization. DevOps DevOps is the leading methodology practiced by 47% of software development companies. “DevOps” consists of two words: development and operations. It means that the team orchestrates the whole software development lifecycle. E.g., they design, implement, deploy, monitor, fix problems occurring, and update the software. The DevOps team is the owner of both the code and the infrastructure this code runs on. The team’s responsibility includes taking care of the best end-user experience and, at the same time, eliminating production issues. DevOps Philosophy and Scope Being a methodology at its core, DevOps cannot be treated as a technology. And buying DevOps tools does not mean you can name them DevOps as that would be completely wrong. These are just the tools that complement practice and not vice versa. The essence of DevOps is building a culture of shared responsibility, transparency, and faster feedback. Here, cross-disciplinary teams collaborate to develop and deliver top-notch software. Technologies are simply the tools that enable this at 100%. DevOps Manifestations Continuous integration Continuous delivery Continuous deployment Like DevOps, Agile also offers both structure and framework to enhance the delivery process. However, there’s still a great difference. Let’s find out what makes Agile stand out as the second most practiced methodology in the world. Agile In 2022, Agile was the second most-used methodology in the world, with 37% of software development companies practicing it. The Project Management Institute (PMI) says the goal of the Agile approach is to create early measurable ROI through defined, iterative delivery of product features. The most interesting fact about Agile is that the customer can change requirements whenever there’s a need. Agile’s flexibility of a kind allows the customer to be extra competitive in the market. Agile Philosophy and Scope The four core values of Agile software development as stated by the Agile Manifesto are: individuals and interactions over processes and tools; working software over comprehensive documentation; customer collaboration over contract negotiation; and responding to change over following a plan. The key components of Agile methodology include: User stories - small, self-contained units of the development with a specific project goal. Every user story is written from the user’s perspective in a fixed format: User persona → action → goal. I.e. I am a user persona. I perform this or that action to accomplish a goal. Sprints - small iterative projects lasting from 2 to 4 weeks. Teams gather at sprint planning meetings, determine tasks, and then work on these tasks till their completion. Sprints repeat continuously up to the point all the product features are ready. Daily stand-up meetings - a 10-minute talk among the team members that occur daily for the team to be on the same page with regards to the project and informed about further development tasks. Also, there is an Agile board tool that allows the team to be aware of the project's progress. This tool adds project requests that become stories in the backlog. Each task receives the estimated story points at the Agile planning sessions. As a philosophy, Agile has numerous manifestations: Scrum Kanban In development Dynamic System Development Method Extreme programming Crystal Feature-driven development Let’s talk about the most popular manifestation – the Scrum method in Agile. While Agile is an approach to project management, Scrum appears to be a method used to implement it. Scrum Project Management Scrum is one of the types of Agile methodology, which sets a process of work identification, task distribution means to carry out work, and the exact timing of completion. In Scrum project management, the project has a lifecycle, a project team, project artifacts, and commitments. The project lifecycle includes: Scrum project methodology - a set of sprints, where the project team identifies what part of the project scope to complete up to the next sprint. Sprint review and retrospective - a demo session, which aims to show the work done to the client at the end of every sprint. The sprints repeat until the scope of the project is covered entirely. The project team consists of a: Product owner - a person with the product vision who also sets the priority for backlog tasks. Scrum master - a supervisor of the project team, who ensures they follow the Scrum methodology. Developers - a team assembled from different departments possessing different knowledge and skills within the IT field. Scrum artifacts are helpful methodological items that assist in managing work correctly. These are: Product backlog - a list of product-based tasks that have a goal and emerge throughout the development process. Sprint backlog - items from the product backlog that the team selects for the sprint together with a plan of increment delivery up to meeting the sprint goal. Increment - completed sprint backlog items during the sprint and the value of all the previously completed increments. Any increment is the version of the product that is a recognizable, visibly improved, and operating version of the product. Scrum commitments ensure quality by keeping the team focused on delivering value to its users. These are: Definition of "done" - the delivered increment needs to meet a standard of quality. However, the shared understanding of what is “done” differs between organizations and teams. Sprint goal - a specifically set purpose for the sprint backlog, which focuses on what needs to be done and why. Product goal - an idea of the product's overall objective. The team can have multiple product goals during SDLC, but one at a time. These features make DevOps and Agile the most practiced methodologies. With the right implementation, your organization can succeed in software development and offer the best development experience to your clients. Our Experience with DevOps and Agile Sencury's development practices include various methodologies and practices. We engage in strategic decision-making using a particular approach and build our development strategy on flexibility and mutual success factors. Sencury seeks to meet clients’ project lifecycle model expectations addressing each client’s specific requirements to be informed on project progress, schedule, budget status, test summary, mitigation risk strategy, etc. So far, we have successfully implemented a combination of different project management methodologies on various projects, using classical DevOps, Agile, Scrum, SAFe, Waterfall, Kanban, and other methodologies. If you are in need of expert advice on what methodology to choose and how to implement it into your workflow – contact us today and succeed tomorrow!

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  • Imprint | Sencury

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  • Technology Consulting | Sencury

    TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING SENCURY – YOUR TOP TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT We live in a digital world full of technical possibilities. Today, industries build their future success using technological automation. With the rapid growth and expansion of technology infrastructure, there’s greater demand for technology consulting. Technology consulting at Sencury is an activity of advising businesses on the potential benefits of implementing certain technology and software in their organizations. Our qualified experts can recommend new technologies in design, development, implementation, or management. SENCURY is here to help you get the most value from any technology on the market! WHAT WE OFFER? SENCURY has the most extensive knowledge of the current technologies in the software development market. Moreover, our team strives to update both knowledge and skills continuously. Therefore, we can ensure 100% coverage of your business objectives. All we need to headstart are your business goals and the more details the better. Our main technology consulting services include: AI & Automation Data & Analytics Cloud IoT Mobility Product Engineering Digital Transformation TECH CONSULTING HOW CAN WE HELP? We approach your needs with special attention to detail, analytical skills, and creativity to offer you a business solution that will solve your current problems. Therefore, we suggest three core directions: PRODUCT DESIGN 1 Using the design thinking approach, we drive workshops to analyze the real user demand in both B2C and B2B cases, design corresponding user experience (UI/UX), and outline requirements as user stories. TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY 2 We design technological architecture before the development stage, which goes together with all the required integrations, performance, high availability, security, and compliance requirements. DIGITAL STATUS QUO AUDIT 3 We properly review and analyze your legacy systems to make a decision on their further integration, transformation, or seamless replacement. BENEFITS YOU GET We have vast experience in business consulting and will work on your business case with end-to-end dedication. Therefore, with Sencury’s technology consulting services your 1 existing business model will be reviewed 2 IT structure will be maintained 3 sensitive data will be kept secure 4 market or industry crisis will be managed 5 expenses on operations will be reduced 6 business processes will be improved 7 digital transformation strategy will be created 8 high-technology manufacturing will be relocated 9 system administration will be transferred to employees WHY SENCURY? Our qualified SENCURY team will ensure that you will obtain the best cooperation experience besides the much-needed business solution. We put all our efforts to provide you with: build data warehousing for scalable analytics automate data compliance and data auditing promoting error-free operations ​ create datasets matching business requirements ​ collaborate with management to understand organizational objectives develop algorithms to extract value from data ​ build, test, and manage database pipeline architectures Choose SENCURY Data Engineering services to become on top of your competitors. Make use of your data to gain valuable insights, improve critical decision-making, and incre ase profits. Turn to SENCURY today to receive world-class services. LINKS ABOUT SOCIAL Home Services Cooperation Models Competencies Blog Contact Us

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    Top of Page Software Engineering and Development 3 Managed team 3 Technology Consulting 5 Managed team 4 Managed team 5 Technology Consulting 8 Technology Consulting 9 OPEN-SOURCE SOFTWARE CONSULTING SENCURY – YOUR TOP TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT Open-source software (OSS) is any type of software the source code of which can be inspected, modified and enhanced by anybody. OSS consultants create actionable open-source management strategies for organizations of all sizes to understand and manage the benefits and risks associated with open-source software in-use. Sencury is your top consulting partner on open-source software. We possess great experience in OSS components development both within an open community and commercial environment. With our expert help you will be able to properly integrate the OSS within proprietary software. Our team provides unique advisory on the matter and even more. WHAT WE OFFER? Sencury offers you technical feasibility and license sustainability study following these three rules: 1 Open-source software (OSS) is not free software to use. Despite being publicly available, there is an owner of this intellectual property. Sencury provides consulting on the proper use of this software’s ownership regulated by an OSS license. 2 To avoid intellectual property loss, a software ecosystem has to be organized correctly. Therefore, to prevent possible time and money loss as well as the loss of your intellectual property, our team consults your legal team on the due diligence of the OSS license. 3 A digital solution can include lots of third-party software components. These components might have a particular license with different versions, which can be incompatible with each other and lead to a license breach and loss of your intellectual property of the entire solution. To avoid legal issues with your digital solution, Sencury’s experts offer a detailed comparative analysis of thousand combinations of these licenses. Technical feasibility License sustainability HOW CAN WE HELP? Sencury's qualified solution architects and legal advisors perfectly consult on OSS safety and make it available for companies of all sizes and industries worldwide. Open-source software can add to your business growth with our skilled maintenance of local intellectual property regulations and corporate policies. With Sencury it becomes easier to work with new technologies outside of your support plan receive in-depth advice and recommendations on upgrading, migrating, or implementing open-source software receive in-depth advice and recommendations on upgrading, migrating, or implementing open-source software obtain unbiased expertise to audit your tech stack that is working and configured to meet your requested goals OSS domains we work with: Permissive licenses Copyleft licenses Open-source license compatibility GPL-compatible licenses Dual-licensed software Intellectual Property and OSS Open-source software relicensing BENEFITS YOU GET Companies can benefit from these advantages of open-source software: 1 Potentially Lower Development Costs 2 Faster, Community-Driven Development 3 No Contract Lock-In 4 Extensibility 5 Your Own Ecosystem 6 Potential Hiring Pool WHY SENCURY? Choosing Sencury open-source consulting services gives you an opportunity to experience: EXPERT SUPPORT 1 Our expert team will help diagnose and solve complex challenges occurring with open-source software and make sure you understand the possible root causes. OPTIMIZED OUTCOMES 2 We optimize outcomes for long-term perspectives. Our enterprise architects monitor evolving open-source software and technologies. UNBIASED RECOMMENDATIONS 3 Sencury's team focuses on providing unbiased recommendations following industry best practices and ensuring long-term scalability. ACTIONABLE PLANS 4 Our qualified software engineers deliver benefits you can measure and lead you towards success through acceleration and working plans with practical value. Consider SENCURY as your open-source ecosystem consultant and receive 100% value. Reach out to us to learn more about what we offer! LINKS ABOUT SOCIAL Home Services Cooperation Models Competencies Blog Contact Us

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